Last updated on December 2019

Early Phase Study to Assess Efficacy and Safety of AZD9567 Versus Prednisolone in Patients 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 - 80 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Established RA diagnosis according to the 2010 American College of Rheumatology (ACR)/EULAR classification or the 1987 criteria
  2. Active RA (DAS28-CRP score 3.2) with at least 3 swollen joints and 3 tender joints using the DAS28 joint count
  3. Patients must have be on stable dosing of conventional and/or s.c./i.v biological DMARDs for the last 8 weeks prior to Visit 1
  4. CRP levels >5mg/L at screening if seronegative for Rheumatoid Factor (RF) and Anti-Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide antibody (anti-CCP Ab), or >2mg/L if seropositive for either marker
  5. BMI between 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  6. Negative pregnancy test (serum) for female subjects of childbearing potential

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. History or current inflammatory rheumatic disease other than RA (secondary Sjogren's syndrome excluded)
  2. History or current clinically important disease which may either put the subject at risk because of participation in the study, or influence the results or the subject's ability to participate in the study
  3. Any clinical contraindications to treatment with steroids
  4. Oral or parenteral steroids (beyond study medication) 8 weeks prior to study start and during the study. Stable use and dose of topical and inhaled steroids for longer than 4 w prior to randomization is acceptable
  5. Use of any prohibited medication during the study or if the required washout time of such medication was not adhered to
  6. History of severe allergy/hypersensitivity or ongoing clinically important allergy/hypersensitivity to drugs with a similar class to study drugs
  7. Any concomitant medications that are known to be associated with Torsades de Pointes

Recruitment Status: Closed


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