Reviewer: Jeremy Steinberg, GP, FRNZCGP
Date of review: June 2020
Comments: Users should give this app a miss mainly due to the inability to use mmol/L as the uric acid units, and the incomplete trackers and other features. An ideal gout app would have an allopurinol titration calendar, and customisable gout flare action plan, which this lacks.
Safety concerns: There is no information about stopping allopurinol if the user develops a rash.
New Zealand relevance: The app uses mg/dL instead of mmol/L for uric acid units.
Reviewer: Rebecca Grainger, Rheumatologist, University of Otago and Hutt Valley DHB
Date of review: August 2016
Comments: This app is most useful for people wanting to know more about gout, identify factors that affect their gout and monitor their treatment. Using this app may help someone learn more about the disease, track their symptoms, management and serum uric acid.
Safety concerns: None
New Zealand relevance: American units of measurement may be confusing to the New Zealand user, eg, serum uric acid tracker in mg/dL (units used in the US) – in New Zealand serum uric acid is measured in mmol/L. Since the app is Americanised, some medications mentioned in the treatment options are not available in New Zealand, such as pegloticase.