A Study to Evaluate The Effectiveness and Safety of Abrocitinib, with or without Topical Medications, in Subjects Aged 12 Years and Older with Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis


About this study

The purpose of this extension study is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of two dosage strengths of PF-04965842, 100 mg and 200 mg taken orally once daily, over approximately two years of study participation. Patients who meet safety step-down criteria will have their dose reduced once, from 200 mg QD to 100 mg QD, or from 100 mg QD to placebo.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Evidence of a personally signed and dated informed consent document indicating that the subject or their parent(s)/legal guardian, if applicable, have been informed of all pertinent aspects of the study.
  • Male or female subjects of 12 years of age or older, at the time of informed consent and body weight greater than or equal to 40 kg. Adolescent subjects below the age of 18 years old will only be enrolled in this study if instructed by the sponsor and approved by the country or regulatory/health authority. If these approvals have not been granted, only subjects aged 18 years and older will be enrolled.
  • Willing and able to comply with scheduled visits, treatment plan, laboratory tests and other study procedures.
  • Must have completed the full treatment period of a qualifying Phase 3 study OR must have completed the full rescue treatment period of a qualifying Phase 3 study (if applicable).
  • Female subjects who are of childbearing potential (which includes all female subjects aged 12 years and older, regardless of whether they have experienced menarche) must not be intending to become pregnant, currently pregnant, or lactating. The following conditions apply:
    • Female subjects of childbearing potential must have a confirmed negative pregnancy test prior to randomization;
    • Female subjects of childbearing potential must agree to use a highly effective method of contraception for the duration of the active treatment period and for at least 28 days after the last dose of investigational product.
  • Female subjects of non childbearing potential must meet at least 1 of the following criteria:
    • Have undergone a documented hysterectomy and/or bilateral oophorectomy;
    • Have medically confirmed ovarian failure; or
    • Achieved postmenopausal status, defined as follows: cessation of regular menses for at least 12 consecutive months with no alternative pathological or physiological cause and have a serum follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) level confirming the postmenopausal state. All other female subjects (including female subjects with tubal ligations) are considered to be of childbearing potential.
  • Must agree to avoid prolonged exposure to the sun and not to use tanning booths, sun lamps or other ultraviolet light sources during the study.
  • Must agree to avoid use of prohibited medications throughout the duration of the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Other acute or chronic medical or psychiatric condition including recent (within the past year) or active suicidal ideation or behavior or laboratory abnormality that may increase the risk associated with study participation or investigational product administration or may interfere with the interpretation of study results and, in the judgment of the investigator, would make the subject inappropriate for entry into this study.
  • Currently have active forms of other inflammatory skin diseases; i.e., not AD or have evidence of skin conditions (eg, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, Lupus) at the time of Day -1 that would interfere with evaluation of atopic dermatitis or response to treatment.
  • Discontinued from treatment (or rescue treatment period/open-label run-in period, if applicable) early in a qualifying Parent study OR triggered a discontinuation criterion at any point during the qualifying Parent study which in the opinion of the investigator, or sponsor, is an ongoing safety concern.
  • Ongoing adverse event in the qualifying Parent study which in the opinion of the investigator, or sponsor, is an ongoing safety concern.
  • Investigator site staff members directly involved in the conduct of the study and their family members, site staff members otherwise supervised by the investigator, or subjects who are Pfizer employees, including their family members, directly involved in the conduct of the study.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Megha Tollefson, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Jessica Hafeman

(507) 422-6964


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