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Synonyms: ABT-494 | Rinvoq®
upadacitinib is an approved drug (EMA & FDA (2019))
Compound class: Synthetic organic
Comment: Upadacitinib (ABT-494) is a novel second generation orally active Janus kinase inhibitor with high JAK1 selectivity [5,10]. The chemical structure is claimed as compound 1 in Abbvie's patent WO2015061665 . It was developed for potential clinical efficacy in multiple autoimmune diseases. Its first approval was for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis .
Ligand Activity Visualisation Charts
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|Summary of Clinical Use|
|Upadacitinib (ABT-494) completed successful Phase 3 clinical evaluation for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) [3-4,8], and was granted FDA approval in August 2019 adn EMA approval in December 2019, as a treatment for patients with moderate-severe active RA that is inadequately controlled by methotrexate . Evaluation of upadacitinib's potential in additional immune-mediated conditions (psoriatic arthritis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, ankylosing spondylitis, atopic dermatitis, SLE and temporal arteritis) are ongoing [6-7,9]. Click here to link to ClinicalTrials.gov's list of ABT-494 studies.
Abbvie reported (in a press release) that upadacitinib met its primary and secondary endpoints in Phase 3 evaluation in psoriatic arthritis (October 2019). No new safety risks were detected. Depending on the dose administered, 25-29% of patients achieved minimal disease activity at week 24 of the study. Formal publication of these results will follow.