Gout apps

Gout apps

  • Gout is a long-term condition that can be easily managed with medicines to treat an acute flare and prevent recurrent gout attacks.
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Gout is a long-term condition that can be easily managed with medicines to treat an acute flare and prevent recurrent gout attacks.

App reviews: gout apps

Currently there are no gout apps that we give a strong recommendation. A review evaluating gout apps identified the following shortfalls of gout apps currently available in app stores — Google play and iTunes (Kieser, et al 2018(external link))1:

  • apps lack the ability to track health parameters specific to gout
  • some apps have incorrect and misleading information
  • limited accessibility – only available on a single platform; some apps had a annual fee, etc
  • apps are infrequently updated.

Other apps you may find useful

Medication reminder apps: apps that can help you keep track of medications. They can send you a reminder to take medicines and you can record when you have taken the dose. 

Gout apps — help me choose?

A study investigating mobile applications to enhance self-management of gout identified the following patient-focused criteria to be desirable in apps that promote self-management of gout.2

  • Take urate-lowering therapy to reach and maintain serum uric acid below a target concentration to prevent crystal formation and to promote crystal dissolution.
  • Take colchicine or NSAIDs during first months of urate-lowering therapy as prophylaxis against acute attacks.
  • Monitor and track serum uric acid regularly during upward titration of urate-lowering therapy and after target is reached.
  • Record number and severity of acute attacks.
  • Treat associated comorbidities and risk factors of gout such as hyperlipidemia, hypertension, hyperglycaemia, obesity and risk factors such as alcohol intake, purine intake and fructose intake. 
  • Follow non-pharmacological advice such as lifestyle advice regarding weight loss of overweight, diet (limit purine-rich food, reduce alcohol {especially beer}).   


  1. Kieser A, Dalbeth N, Serlachius A. Keeping Up with the Applications: Lessons Learned Evaluating Gout Apps.(external link) Telemed J E Health. 2018 Jul 3
  2. Nguyen AD, Baysari MT, Kannangara DR, et al. Mobile applications to enhance self-management of gout.(external link) Int J Med Inform. 2016 Oct;94:67-74.
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