What are common risk factors for gout flares?

Updated: Jan 26, 2021
  • Author: Bruce M Rothschild, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Other risk factors for gout flares included the following:

  • Male gender
  • Failure to attain serum uric acid goal
  • Presence of three or more comorbidities
  • Use of diuretics
  • No changes in initial urate-lowering therapy dose
  • Nonadherence to urate-lowering therapy

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