Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

Atopic Dermatitis – Eczema Research Trial (70-72 Weeks)

Treatment: Oral Age: 18 Years

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Last Update Posted: November 27, 2022

Official Title

A Two-part, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Oral Difelikefalin as Adjunct Therapy to a Topical Corticosteroid for Moderate-to-Severe Pruritus in Adult Subjects With Atopic Dermatitis ID



Cara Therapeutics, Inc.

Study Description

  • Brief Summary:

    This is a two-part, multicenter, randomized, double-blind study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of oral difelikefalin as adjunct therapy to a topical corticosteroid (TCS) for moderate-to-severe pruritus in adult subjects with atopic dermatitis (AD).

  • Condition or Disease:


  • Intervention/Treatment:

    Drug: difelikefalin 0.25 mg
    Drug: difelikefalin 0.5 mg
    Drug: TCS Cream
    Drug: Placebo
  • Phase:

    Phase 3

  • Ages Eligible for Study:

    18 Years and 80 Years (Adult)

  • Sexes Eligible for Study:


Key Inclusion Criteria:

To be eligible for inclusion into the study, a patient must meet the following criteria:

Subject has clinically confirmed diagnosis of active AD;
Subject has chronic pruritus related to AD;
Subject has moderate to severe pruritus;
Female subject is not pregnant or nursing during any period of the study.

Key Exclusion Criteria:

A patient will be excluded from the study if any of the following criteria are met:

Subject has clinically infected AD;
Subject has pruritus attributed to a cause other than AD;
Subject has any clinically significant medical condition or physical/laboratory/ECG/vital signs abnormality that would, in the opinion of the investigator, put the subject at undue risk or interfere with interpretation of study results.

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Participating Locations

United States

Participating Experts

Dr. Matthew Zirwas


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