for people ages 18-100 (full criteria)
at La Jolla, California and other locations
study started
estimated completion



This is a Phase 2, multicenter, open-label extension study in RA subjects. The sub-study is to assess the impact of upadacitinib treatment (15 mg QD and 30 mg QD) with background MTX on immunological responses to Prevnar 13® in RA patients.

Official Title

A Phase 2 Study, Multicenter, Open-Label Extension (OLE) Study in Rheumatoid Arthritis Subjects Who Have Completed a Preceding Phase 2 Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) With Upadacitinib (ABT-494)


Rheumatoid Arthritis Musculoskeletal Disease Arthritis Joint Diseases Anti-inflammatory Agents Antirheumatic agents Arthritis, Rheumatoid Upadacitinib ABT-494 Open-label extension


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18-100

  1. Subjects who have completed Study M13-550 or Study M13-537 with Upadacitinib (ABT-494) and has not developed any discontinuation criteria.
  2. If the subject has evidence of new latent Tuberculosis (TB) infection, the subject must initiate and complete a minimum of 2 weeks (or per local guidelines, whichever is longer) of an ongoing TB prophylaxis before continuing to receive study drug.
  3. If female, subject must meet one of the following criteria:
  4. Postmenopausal (defined as no menses for at least 1 year).
  5. Surgically sterile (bilateral oophorectomy or hysterectomy).
  6. Practicing from the time of screening until at least 30 days after the last dose of study drug at least TWO of the following methods of birth control:
  7. Tubal ligation
  8. Partner vasectomy (at least 6 months earlier) (the vasectomized male partner should be the sole partner for that female subject)
  9. Intrauterine device
  10. A male condom with spermicidal jelly or cream
  11. Diaphragm, contraceptive sponge or cervical cap with spermicidal jelly or cream
  12. Hormonal contraceptives (injected, oral, transdermal or implanted methods) must have been taking at least 2 months prior to dosing
  13. Male subjects must agree to follow protocol-specified pregnancy avoidance measures, including refraining from donating sperm, for up to 30 days post last dose of study drug.
  14. Subjects must voluntarily sign and date an informed consent, approved by an Independent Ethics Committee (IEC)/Institutional Review Board (IRB), prior to the initiation of any screening or study specific procedures.


  1. Must currently be enrolled in the main study.
  2. Must have been receiving a stable dose of upadacitinib (either 15 mg QD or 30 mg QD) for a minimum of 4 weeks prior to the Vaccination visit.
  3. Must have been on a stable dose of background methotrexate (no change in dose or frequency) for a minimum of 4 weeks prior to the Vaccination visit.
  4. If subject is on corticosteroids, must remain on a stable dose of ≤ 10 mg/day of prednisone or equivalent corticosteroid therapy for at least 4 weeks after the vaccination visit.
  5. Must meet the prescribing specifications as per local label requirements to receive Prevnar 13® vaccine.
  6. Willing to receive Prevnar13® vaccine.

You CAN'T join if...

  1. Pregnant or breastfeeding female.
  2. Ongoing infections at Week 0 that have NOT been successfully treated. Subjects with ongoing infections undergoing treatment may be enrolled BUT NOT dosed until the infection has been successfully treated.
  3. Anticipated requirement or receipt of any live vaccine during study participation including up to 30 days after the last dose of study drug.
  4. Laboratory values from the visit immediately prior to Baseline Visit (local requirements may apply) meeting the following criteria:
  5. Serum aspartate transaminase (AST) or alanine transaminase (ALT) > 3.0 × Upper Limit of Normal (ULN)
  6. Estimated glomerular filtration rate by simplified 4-variable Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) formula < 40mL/min/1.73m2
  7. Total white blood cell count (WBC) < 2,000/μL
  8. Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) < 1,000/μL
  9. Platelet count < 50,000/μL
  10. Absolute lymphocytes count < 500/μL
  11. Hemoglobin < 8 gm/dL
  12. Enrollment in another interventional clinical study while participating in this study.
  13. Consideration by the investigator, for any reason, that the subject is an unsuitable candidate to receive study drug.


  1. Receiving any csDMARDs other than MTX
  2. Receiving > 10 mg/day of prednisone or equivalent corticosteroid therapy.
  3. Receipt of any steroid injection within 4 weeks prior to Vaccination visit.
  4. History of severe allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) to any component of Prevnar 13®.
  5. History of any documented pneumococcal infection within the last 6 months prior to the vaccination visit.
  6. Receipt of any vaccine 4 weeks prior to the vaccination visit and/or anticipation of any vaccination for 4 weeks after the vaccination visit.
  7. Receipt of any pneumococcal vaccine.
  8. Subject is not suitable for the sub-study as per the Investigator's judgment.


  • Moore UC San Diego Cancer Center /ID# 128747
    La Jolla California 92093 United States
  • C.V. Mehta MD, Med Corporation /ID# 124092
    Hemet California 92543 United States


in progress, not accepting new patients
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