A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo- Controlled 16-Week Study Followed by Long-Term Evaluation of Efficacy and Safety of Ixekizumab (LY2439821) in TNFi-Experienced Patients With Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis
Have an established diagnosis of radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (rad-xSpA) with sacroiliitis defined radiographically according to the modified New York criteria.
Participants have a history of back pain ≥3 months with age at onset <45 years.
Have had prior treatment with at least 1 and not more than 2 TNF inhibitors.
Must have had an inadequate response to 2 or more NSAIDs at the therapeutic dose range for a total duration of at least 4 weeks OR have a history of intolerance to NSAIDs.
Have a history of prior therapy for axSpa for at least 12 weeks prior to screening.
Have total ankylosis of the spine.
Have never taken a TNF inhibitor medication or have taken more than 2.
Have recently received a live vaccine within 12 weeks or have had a vaccination with Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) within the past year.
Have an ongoing or serious infection within the last 12 weeks or evidence of active tuberculosis.
Have a compromised immune system.
Have any other serious and/or uncontrolled diseases.
Have either a current diagnosis or a recent history of malignant disease.
Have had major surgery within 8 weeks of baseline, or will require surgery during the study.
Are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Kalpita Hatti, M.D.
Eli Lilly and Company