A Study of the Experimental Medicine Baricitinib (LY3009104) in Adults With Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis

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Age: 18 years or older
Healthy Volunteers: No
Keywords: Severe Atopic Dermatitis, Atopic Dermatitis, Dermatitis
Type: Drug study, Phase 3
450 Participants
The main reason for you to take part in this study is to help in answering the following research questions:

• How experimental baricitinib (LY3009104) compares with placebo in helping patients with atopic eczema.
• The safety of baricitinib and any side effects you might have when you take it.

“Experimental” means that the drug being tested has not been approved for routine clinical use or for the use described in this study by the FDA. The FDA is allowing the use of this drug for research.
This study requires

The study team will make sure you qualify to take part in the study. Qualified participants will receive detailed information about the study. This may include a list of study-related tests and procedures.

Who can participate

Inclusion criteria:

  • Have a diagnosis of atopic dermatitis (AD) at least 12 months before screening.
  • Have moderate to severe AD, including all of the following:
  • EASI score ≥16
  • IGA score of ≥3
  • ≥10% of BSA involvement
  • Have had inadequate response or intolerance to existing topical (applied to the skin) medications within 6 months preceding screening.
  • Are willing to discontinue certain treatments for eczema (such as systemic and topical treatments during a washout period).
  • Agree to use emollients daily.

Exclusion criteria:

  • Are currently experiencing or have a history of other concomitant skin conditions (e.g., psoriasis or lupus erythematosus), or a history of erythrodermic, refractory, or unstable skin disease that requires frequent hospitalizations and/or intravenous treatment for skin infections.
  • A history of eczema herpeticum within 12 months, and/or a history of 2 or more episode of eczema herpeticum in the past.
  • Participants who are currently experiencing a skin infection that requires treatment, or is currently being treated, with topical or systemic antibiotics.
  • Have any serious illness that is anticipated to require the use of systemic corticosteroids or otherwise interfere with study participation or require active frequent monitoring (e.g., unstable chronic asthma).
  • Have been treated with the following therapies:
  • monoclonal antibody for less than 5 half-lives before randomization
  • received prior treatment with any oral Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor less than 4 weeks before randomization
  • received any parenteral corticosteroid administered by intramuscular or intravenous injection within 6 weeks of planned randomization or are anticipated to require parenteral injection of corticosteroids during the study
  • have had an intra-articular corticosteroid injection within 6 weeks of planned randomization
  • probenecid at the time of randomization that cannot be discontinued for the duration of the study
  • Have high blood pressure characterized by a repeated systolic blood pressure >160 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) or diastolic blood pressure >100 mm Hg.
  • Have had major surgery within the past eight weeks or are planning major surgery during the study.
  • Have experienced any of the following within 12 weeks of screening: myocardial infarction (MI), unstable ischemic heart disease, stroke, or New York Heart Association Stage III/IV heart failure.
  • Have a history of venous thromboembolic event (VTE), or are considered at high risk for VTE.
  • Have a history or presence of cardiovascular, respiratory, hepatic, chronic liver disease gastrointestinal, endocrine, hematological, neurological, lymphoproliferative disease or neuropsychiatric disorders or any other serious and/or unstable illness.
  • Have a current or recent clinically serious viral, bacterial, fungal, or parasitic infection including herpes zoster, tuberculosis.
  • Have specific laboratory abnormalities.
  • Have received certain treatments that are contraindicated.
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding.
Benefits and risks of participating

We cannot promise any benefits to you as a result of taking part in this research study.


The study doctor will discuss the risks associated with taking part in this research study.
You will not be paid to take part in this research study.
Study duration and period
You will take part in the study for approximately 113 weeks.
Recruitment period
From March 28, 2018
UC Davis Medical Center
2315 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95817
Research Topic
  • Atopic Dermatitis

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