Last updated on February 2020

A Study of Baricitinib in Participants With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

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

  • Conditions: Connective Tissue Diseases | SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS | Autoimmune disease | Dermatomyositis (Connective Tissue Disease) | CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISEASE
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Have a clinical diagnosis of SLE at least 24 weeks prior to screening.
  • Have documentation of having met at least 4 of 11 Revised Criteria for Classification of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus according to the 1997 Update of the 1982 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria for classification of SLE prior to randomization.
  • Have a positive antinuclear antibody (ANA) (titer 1:80) and/or a positive anti-double-stranded deoxyribonucleic acid (dsDNA), and/or a positive anti-Smith (anti-Sm) as assessed by a central laboratory during screening.
  • Have a total Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Disease Activity Index 2000 (SLEDAI-2K) score 6 during screening.
  • Have a clinical SLEDAI-2K score 4 at randomization.
  • Have at least 1 British Isles Lupus Assessment Group (BILAG) A score or 2 BILAG B scores during screening.
  • Are receiving at least one of the following standard of care medications for SLE:
  • A single antimalarial at a stable dose for at least 8 weeks prior to screening
  • A single immunosuppressant at a stable dose for at least 8 weeks prior to screening
  • An oral corticosteroid, initiated at least 4 weeks prior to screening, at a stable dose 40 milligrams/day prednisone (or equivalent) for at least 2 weeks prior to screening. If the participant is not receiving an antimalarial or immunosuppressant, the dose of corticosteroid must be 7.5 milligrams/day prednisone (or equivalent)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Have severe active lupus nephritis.
  • Have active central nervous system (CNS) lupus.
  • Have a history or presence of cardiovascular, respiratory, hepatic, gastrointestinal, endocrine, hematological, neurological, or neuropsychiatric disorders or any other serious and/or unstable illness that, in the opinion of the investigator, could constitute an unacceptable risk when taking investigational product or interfere with the interpretation of data.
  • Have a current or recent clinically serious viral, bacterial, fungal, or parasitic infection.
  • Have received cyclophosphamide (or any other cytotoxic agent) within 12 weeks prior to screening.

Recruitment Status: Open


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