Tofacitinib Ointment For Atopic Dermatitis (Atopic Eczema)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Pfizer Identifier:
First received: November 27, 2013
Last updated: November 20, 2014
Last verified: November 2014

The study is being conducted to evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of 2% tofacitinib ointment (20 mg/g) BID (twice daily) in subjects with mild to moderate atopic dermatitis compared to placebo (vehicle) BID for 4 weeks.

Condition Intervention Phase
Dermatitis, Atopic
Drug: Tofacitinib ointment 20mg/g
Drug: Placebo ointment (Vehicle)
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 2a, Multi-site, Randomized, Double-blind, Vehicle-controlled, Parallel-group Study Of The Pilot Efficacy, Safety, Tolerability, And Pharmacokinetics Of 2% Tofacitinib Ointment In Subjects With Mild To Moderate Atopic Dermatitis

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Further study details as provided by Pfizer:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Eczema Area and Severity Index (EASI) [ Time Frame: baseline, Week 4 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    percent change from baseline at week 4

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Physician Global Assessment (PGA) of Disease Activity [ Time Frame: week 4 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    proportion of subjects with PGA response of

  • Body surface ares (BSA) [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 4 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    percent change from baseline in BSA at week 4

  • Eczema area and severity index (EASI) clinical sign severity sum score [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 4 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Change from baseline in the EASI clinical sign severity sum score at week 4

Enrollment: 69
Study Start Date: December 2013
Study Completion Date: September 2014
Primary Completion Date: September 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Treatment group A Drug: Tofacitinib ointment 20mg/g
Tofacitinib ointment 20mg/g twice daily (BID) for 4 weeks
Placebo Comparator: Treatment B Drug: Placebo ointment (Vehicle)
Placebo ointment (vehicle) twice daily (BID) for 4 weeks


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Have a clinical diagnosis of atopic dermatitis (also known as atopic eczema) for at least 6 months prior to Day 1 that has been clinically stable for at least 1 month prior to Day 1 and is confirmed to be atopic dermatitis according to the criteria of Hanifin and Rajka.
  • Have a PGA score of 2 (mild) or 3 (moderate) at Day 1.
  • Have atopic dermatitis on the head (including face, but excluding hair bearing scalp), neck, trunk (excluding groin and genitals), or limbs including palms and soles covering at least 2% of total body surface area (BSA) and up to and including 20% of total BSA at Day 1. At least 2% of the total BSA will need to be on the head (including face, but excluding hair bearing scalp), neck, trunk (excluding groin and genitals), or limbs (excluding palms and soles).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Evidence of certain skin conditions/infections at baseline
  • Currently have atopic dermatitis on groin, genitals, palm or soles
  • Have certain laboratory abnormalities at baseline
  • Females who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or are of childbearing potential not using highly effective contraception
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02001181

Canada, Ontario
SKiN Centre for Dermatology
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, K9J 1Z2
The Centre for Dermatology
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada, L4B 1A5
K. Papp Clinical Research
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2J 1C4
Canada, Quebec
Innovaderm Research Inc.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H2K 4L5
Centre de Recherche Dermatologique du Quebec metropolitain
Quebec, Canada, G1V 4X7
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Pfizer Call Center Pfizer
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Pfizer Identifier: NCT02001181     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: A3921214
Study First Received: November 27, 2013
Last Updated: November 20, 2014
Health Authority: Canada: Health Canada

Keywords provided by Pfizer:
Atopic Dermatitis
Atopic Eczema
topical treatment
skin diseases
Janus Kinase inhibitor

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dermatitis, Atopic
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases
Skin Diseases
Skin Diseases, Eczematous
Skin Diseases, Genetic
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
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