This study will assess the effect of 26 weeks of once-weekly treatment with MK-217A/Alendronate Sodium 70-mg/Vitamin D3 5600 IU Combination Tablet (Fosamax Plus 70/5600) on serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D].
Full Title of Study: “A Phase III (Phase IV Program) Open-Label, Multicenter Clinical Trial in Thailand to Study the Effect of MK-217A/Alendronate Sodium 70-mg/Vitamin D3 5600 IU Combination Tablet (Fosamax Plus 70/5600) for 6 Months on 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels in the Treatment of Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women and Men”
- Study Type: Interventional
- Study Design
- Allocation: N/A
- Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
- Primary Purpose: Treatment
- Masking: None (Open Label)
- Study Primary Completion Date: December 5, 2012
- Drug: MK-217A/Alendronate Sodium 70-mg/Vitamin D3 5600 IU Combination Tablet
- One combination tablet orally once a week
Arms, Groups and Cohorts
- Experimental: Fosamax Plus
- Calcium supplement (elemental calcium and/or calcium carbonate) without vitamin D will also be supplied to participants
Clinical Trial Outcome Measures
- Number of Participants With Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D >=50 ng/mL at Week 26
- Time Frame: Week 26
- Serum samples to measure serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] will be collected at specific visits during the treatment phase of the study.
- Mean Percent Change From Baseline of Bone Resorption Marker of Serum Beta-CrossLaps at Week 26
- Time Frame: Baseline and Week 26
- Serum samples for Beta-CrossLaps (β-CTx) will be collected at specific visits during the treatment phase of the study.
Participating in This Clinical Trial
- Man aged 50 or older, or a woman who is postmenopausal on day of signing informed consent or has been menopausal for at least one year – Meets bone mineral density (BMD) criteria – Agree to discontinue any osteoporosis drug treatment for duration of study Exclusion Criteria:
- Any contraindication to alendronate and vitamin D – Not ambulatory – Has received treatment with any anabolic steroid agent within the past 12 months, systemic glucocorticoids, for more than 2 weeks in the past 6 months, current use of immunosuppressants, fluoride treatment at a dose greater than 1 mg/day for more than 2 weeks within the past 3 months, treated with parathyroid hormone (PTH) for more than 2 weeks within the past 3 months, current use of chemotherapy or heparin, use of growth hormone for more than 2 weeks within the past 6 months, use of active hormonal vitamin D analogs in the past 2 months, current use of vitamin A >10,000 IU daily, current use of, lithium, or anti-convulsants including barbiturates, hydantoins, and carbamazepine, current use of calcium supplement in amount excess of 1500 mg daily, and/or current use of Vitamin D supplement – History of malignancy <5 years, except adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer and in situ cervical cancer – One or more of the following concomitant conditions: Upper gastrointestinal (GI) disorders not adequately controlled; myocardial infarction, unstable angina, stroke and revascularization condition within 3 months; malabsorption syndrome; primary or secondary hyperparathyroidism not adequately treated; thyroid disease not adequately controlled; severe renal insufficiency; uncontrolled genitourinary, cardiovascular, hepatic, renal, endocrine, hematologic, neurological, psychiatric, or pulmonary diseases; uncontrolled hypertension; new onset diabetes (within 3 months), poorly controlled hyperglycemia, or hypoglycemia for any cause; evidence for metabolic bone disease other than osteoporosis; abnormal indices of calcium metabolism; and/or active renal stone disease – User of illicit recreational drugs or has had a recent history (within the last year) of drug or alcohol abuse or dependence – Heavy consumer of alcohol or alcohol containing products.
Gender Eligibility: All
Minimum Age: 50 Years
Maximum Age: N/A
Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: No
- Lead Sponsor
- Organon and Co
- Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
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