Preventing gout attacks when starting allopurinol

The Bone and Joint Research Group is collaborating on a study on the effects of taking an extra medication to prevent acute attacks of gout.

What's involved?

The University of Auckland, in collaboration with the University of Otago Christchurch, is currently conducting a study on the effects of taking an extra medication to prevent acute attacks of gout when commencing allopurinol.

Participants will be asked to fill out a questionnaire about their gout. They will then be provided with a study medication and be asked to have follow-up blood tests.

Eligibility criteria

We are recruiting participants who:

  • Live in Auckland
  • Are 18 years old or older
  • Have gout

You can sign up for this study using the link below.

Contact

To find out more about this study, read the participant information sheet and consent form below, before contacting:

Dr Anne Horne
Phone: 09 923 9787
Mobile: 021 0849 6887
Email: a.horne@auckland.ac.nz

Approved by the New Zealand Health and Disability Ethic Committee, reference number 18/STH/156