Why Does Cold Weather Affect Gouts?

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Treatment: Preventing Attacks

Between Attacks

After an acute attack some patients remain at high risk for another attack for several weeks during the intercritical period. Such patients include those with kidney insufficiency or those with congestive heart failure who are on diuretics. Low doses of colchicine or NSAIDs may be used to during this period for prevention of another attack. They should be taken in low doses for 1 - 2 months after an attack, or for longer periods in patients who have...

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