Tapinarof for the Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis in Children and Adults

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Status and phase

Phase 3


Atopic Dermatitis


Drug: Vehicle cream
Drug: tapinarof cream, 1%

Study type


Funder types




Details and patient eligibility


This is a double-blind, randomized, vehicle controlled Phase 3 study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of topical tapinarof cream, 1% compared to vehicle control cream in pediatric and adult subjects with atopic dermatitis.

Full description

This study is a 8-week double-blind, vehicle-controlled treatment study in which subjects will be randomized to receive tapinarof cream, 1% or vehicle cream once daily for 8 weeks. At the end of the 8-week study treatment, qualified subjects will have the option to enroll in an open-label, long-term extension study for an additional 48 weeks of treatment. Subjects who do not participate in the open-label, long-term extension study will complete a follow-up visit approximately one week after the end of treatment in this study.


407 patients




2+ years old


No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Male and female subjects ages 2 and above with clinical diagnosis of AD
  • Subject with atopic dermatitis covering ≥5% and ≤ 35% of the BSA
  • A vIGA-AD score of ≥3 at screening and baseline
  • An EASI score of ≥6 at screening and baseline
  • Atopic dermatitis present for at least 6 months for ages 6 years old and above or 3 months for ages 2 to 5 years old
  • Female subjects of childbearing potential who are engaging in sexual activity that could lead to pregnancy should use acceptable birth control methods
  • Must not be pregnant
  • Subject, subject's parent, or legal representative must be capable of giving written informed consent/assent

Exclusion criteria

  • Immunocompromised at screening
  • Chronic or acute systemic or superficial infection requiring treatment with systemic antibacterials or antifungals within one week prior to baseline visit
  • Significant dermatological or inflammatory condition other than AD that, in the Investigator's opinion, would make it difficult to interpret data or assessments during the study
  • Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) or aspartate aminotransferase (AST) ≥2.0x the upper limit of normal (ULN).
  • Screening total bilirubin > 1.5x ULN
  • Current or chronic history of liver disease
  • Current or history of cancer within 5 years except for adequately treated cutaneous basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma or carcinoma in situ of the cervix
  • Subjects who would not be considered suitable for topical therapy
  • Use of any prohibited medication or procedure within the indicated period before the baseline visit including other investigational product within 30 days or 5 half-lives of the investigational product (whichever is longer)
  • History of or ongoing serious illness or medical, physical, or psychiatric condition(s) that, in the Investigator's opinion, may interfere with the subject's participation in the study, interpretation of results, or ability to understand and give informed consent.
  • Pregnant or lactating females
  • History of sensitivity to the study medications, or components thereof or a history of drug or other allergy that, in the opinion of the Investigator or Medical Monitor, contraindicates their participation
  • Previous known participation in a clinical study with tapinarof (previously known as GSK2894512 and WBI-1001)

Trial design

Primary purpose




Interventional model

Parallel Assignment


Quadruple Blind

407 participants in 2 patient groups, including a placebo group

tapinarof cream
Experimental group
tapinarof cream, 1%, applied topically once daily
Drug: tapinarof cream, 1%
vehicle cream
Placebo Comparator group
vehicle cream, applied topically once daily
Drug: Vehicle cream

Trial contacts and locations



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