Last updated on May 2019

A Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Upadacitinib (ABT-494) for Induction and Maintenance Therapy in Subjects With Moderately to Severely Active Ulcerative Colitis (UC)


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

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

  • Conditions: Ulcerative Colitis
  • Age: Between 16 - 75 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

Note: Adolescent participants at the age of 16 or 17 years old will be eligible to participate if approved by the country or regulatory/health authority. If approval has not been granted, only participants >= 18 years old will be enrolled.

Adolescents must weigh >= 40 kilograms and meet the definition of Tanner Stage 5 at Screening Visit.

  • Diagnosis of ulcerative colitis for 90 days or greater prior to Baseline, confirmed by colonoscopy during the Screening Period, with exclusion of current infection, colonic dysplasia and/or malignancy. Appropriate documentation of biopsy results consistent with the diagnosis of UC, in the assessment of the Investigator, must be available.
  • Active ulcerative colitis with an Adapted Mayo score of 5 to 9 points and endoscopic sub score of 2 to 3 (confirmed by central reader).
  • Demonstrated an inadequate response to, loss of response to, or intolerance to at least one of the following treatments including: oral aminosalicylates, corticosteroids, immunosuppressants, and/or biologic therapies in the opinion of the investigator.

Note: Participants who have had inadequate response, loss of response to conventional therapy, but have not failed biologic therapy (Non-bio-IR) and have received a prior biologic for up to 1 year may be enrolled, however they must have discontinued the biologic for reasons other than inadequate response or intolerance (e.g., change of insurance, well controlled disease) and must meet criteria for inadequate response, loss of response or intolerance to aminosalicylates, corticosteroids, and/or immunosuppressants as defined above.

  • If female, participant must meet the criteria for Contraception Recommendations.
  • Female participants of childbearing potential must have a negative serum pregnancy test at the Screening Visit and a negative urine pregnancy test at the Baseline Visit prior to study drug dosing.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participant with current diagnosis of Crohn's disease (CD) or diagnosis of indeterminate colitis (IC).
  • Current diagnosis of fulminant colitis and/or toxic megacolon.
  • Participant with disease limited to the rectum (ulcerative proctitis) during the Screening endoscopy.
  • Received cyclosporine, tacrolimus, mycophenolate mofetil, or thalidomide within 30 days prior to Baseline.
  • Participant on azathioprine or 6-mercaptopurine within 10 days of baseline.
  • Received intravenous corticosteroids within 14 days prior to Screening or during the Screening Period.
  • Participant with previous exposure to Janus Activated Kinase (JAK) inhibitor (e.g., tofacitinib, baricitinib, filgotinib, upadacitinib).
  • Screening laboratory and other analyses show any abnormal results.

Recruitment Status: Open


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