Last updated on April 2019

Phase IIb Study of Evobrutinib in Subjects With Rheumatoid Arthritis


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Age: Between 18 - 75 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • In Japan, if a subject is less than (<) 20 years, the written informed consent from the subject's parent or guardian will be required in addition to the subject's written consent.
  • Confirmed diagnosis of RA according to 2010 ACR/EULAR RA classification criteria of at least 6 months duration prior to Screening
  • Persistently active moderate to severe RA at both Screening and Randomization (if significant surgical treatment of a joint has been performed, that joint cannot be counted for entry or enrollment purposes), as defined by: >= 6 swollen joints (of 66 assessed) and >= 6 tender joints (of 68 assessed).
  • An hsCRP >= 5.0 milligram/liter (mg/L) at Screening
  • Treatment for >= 16 weeks with 7.5 to 25 mg/week Methotrexate (MTX) at a stable dose and route of administration (oral or parenteral) for at least 8 weeks prior to dosing with the Investigational Medicinal Product (IMP) and maintained throughout the trial
  • For subjects entering the trial on MTX doses < 15 mg/week (< 10 mg/week in Japan), there must be clear documentation in the medical record that higher doses of MTX were not tolerated or that the dose of MTX is the highest acceptable dose based on local clinical practice guidelines.
  • For MRI Sub-study subjects, subjects must have palpable synovitis of the wrist and/or >= 1 of metacarpophalangeal joints 1 to 5, defined as loss of bony contours with palpable joint effusion and/or swelling, in the MRI-designated hand (that is., the hand being used in MRI assessments).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • ACR functional class IV as defined by the ACR classification of functional status or wheelchair/bedbound
  • Use of oral corticosteroids greater than (>) 10 mg daily prednisone equivalent, or change in dose of corticosteroids within 2 weeks prior to Screening or during Screening
  • Use of injectable corticosteroids (including intra-articular corticosteroids) or intra-articular hyaluronic acid within 4 weeks prior to Screening or during Screening
  • Initiation or change in dose for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (including low-dose aspirin and cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors) within 2 weeks prior to dosing with the IMP
  • High potency opioid analgesics are prohibited within 2 weeks prior to Screening and during the trial; other analgesics are allowed (that is, acetaminophen, codeine, hydrocodone, propoxyphene, or tramadol), although not within 24 hours of study visits with clinical assessments (*not approved in Japan)
  • Current or prior treatment with any of the following:
  • Biologic Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) (approved or investigational), including but not limited to:
  • Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonists or biosimilars of these agents (approved or investigational), or any investigational TNF antagonist
  • Interleukin-6 antagonists
  • Abatacept (CTLA4-Fc)
  • Anakinra (IL-1 receptor antagonist) (not approved in Japan)
  • B cell-depleting antibodies (example, rituximab, ocrelizumab, ofatumumab, obinutuzumab, ocaratuzumab, veltuzumab, or any biosimilars of these agents [approved or investigational]) (*not approved in Japan)
  • Anti-BLyS (B lymphocyte stimulator) agents (example, belimumab, tabalumab) (not approved in Japan)
  • Dual BLyS/A proliferation-inducing ligand (APRIL) neutralizing agents (that is, atacicept, RCT-18) (*not approved in Japan)
  • Targeted synthetic DMARDs, specifically:
  • Janus kinase inhibitors
  • Other Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitors
  • Alkylating agents (example, chlorambucil, cyclophosphamide) (not approved in Japan).
  • The following restrictions on nonbiologic DMARD must be followed:
  • Auranofin (Ridaura), minocycline, penicillamine, sulfasalazine, cyclosporine, mycophenolate (mycophenolate sodium not approved in Japan), tacrolimus, azathioprine: must have been discontinued for 4 weeks prior to dosing with the IMP
  • Leflunomide (Arava) must have been discontinued 12 weeks prior to dosing with the IMP if no elimination procedure is followed. Alternately, it should have been discontinued with the following elimination procedure at least 4 weeks prior to dosing with the
    IMP
  • Cholestyramine at a dosage of 8 gram 3 times a day for at least 24 hours, or activated charcoal at a dosage of 50 gram 4 times a day for at least 24 hours.
  • Injectable Gold (aurothioglucose or aurothiomalate): must have been discontinued for 8 weeks prior to dosing with the IMP (not approved in Japan)
  • Anti-malarials (hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine) will be allowed in this trial. Subjects may be taking oral hydroxychloroquine (=< 400 mg/day) or chloroquine (=< 250 mg/day), doses must have been stable for at least 12 weeks prior to dosing with the IMP, and will need to be continued at that stable dose for the duration of the trial. If discontinued prior to this trial, they must have been discontinued for 4 weeks prior to dosing with the IMP (not approved in Japan).
  • For MRI Substudy:
  • Inability to comply with MRI scanning, including contraindications to MRI such as known allergy to gadolinium contrast media, claustrophobia (if the site does not have ability to scan extremities only), presence of a pacemaker, cochlear implants, ferromagnetic devices or clips, intracranial vascular clips, insulin pumps, and nerve stimulators.
  • More than 25% of applicable joints of the target hand and wrist having had prior surgery or showing maximum Genant-modified Sharp erosion (3.0) or joint-space narrowing (4.0) scores, based on single posteroanterior radiographs of target hand and wrist read centrally.

Recruitment Status: Open


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