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E. Hanover, New Jersey 07936


The metabolic syndrome is a classification for patients with a constellation of risk factors which may include abdominal obesity, hypertension, elevated blood lipids and sugar. Three or more of these factors together constitute the metabolic syndrome and place these patients at a greater risk for the development of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. The purpose of this study is to determine whether two common drugs to lower blood pressure, whether used separately or in combination, have different effects on blood sugar levels in patients diagnosed with the metabolic syndrome.


Inclusion Criteria: - Waist circumference: males > 40", females > 35 " - MSSBP ≥ 130 mmHg but ≤ 160 mmHg and a MSDBP ≥ 85 mmHg but ≤ 100 mmHg - At least one of the following criteria: - Fasting plasma glucose between 5.9 and 6.9 mmol/L; - Serum triglycerides > 150 mg/dL; - LDL Cholesterol: - < 40 mg/dL males; - < 50 mg/dL females Exclusion Criteria: - MSSBP> 180 mmHg or MSDBP > 110 mmHg - Inability to discontinue all prior antihypertensives for a period of 4 weeks. - History of diabetes - History of stroke, transient ischemic attack or myocardial infarction. - Significant weight change > 10 lbs during screening period - Patients taking a diuretic for 3 months prior to screening. Other protocol-defined exclusion criteria may apply.



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Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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E. Hanover, New Jersey 07936
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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