Medical searches on Google

You can find information about medications, medical conditions, and symptoms right on the search results page.

Types of medical searches you can do

Medical conditions

When you do a search for the name of a disease like [asthma], you may see information on the right side of the page about that condition. These results may not appear for all conditions.

medical condition asthma example screenshot

Information you may see

  • A brief description of the condition
  • Links to pages about the condition’s causes, symptoms, tests, treatment, prognosis, and prevention
  • Related searches from other people

Where the information comes from

Information comes from a number of places, including:

Medical symptoms

When you do a search that seems to be about medical symptoms, like [cough at night], you’ll see health conditions that may be related to the symptoms.

Click on any conditions to learn more about it.

medical symptom cough at night example screenshot
Medications

When you do a search for the name of a medication, like a prescription drug, you can see an overview of the drug on the right side of the page. These results may not appear for all medications.

example of search results page for aspirin

Information you may see

  • A description of the medication
  • Active ingredients in the medication
  • Major brand names under which the medication is available in the US
  • What the medication may be typically used to treat or prevent, including indications and clinically-significant uses, both on- and off-label
  • Possible reasons not to take the medication
  • Potential risk in taking the medication during pregnancy
  • Possible side effects of the medication
  • The legal status of the medication
  • The dosage forms in which the medication is available
  • Other drugs that are in similar drug classes

Where the information comes from

Information comes from a number of places, including:

How to use the information you see

We hope you'll find this useful, but the results here are a general reflection of content on the web, not medical advice. If you're concerned about a medical condition, consult a healthcare professional.

Report incorrect information

If you see any issues with the information you see, click Feedback underneath the medical information you see. We'll incorporate your feedback to improve what’s shown in the future.

Information Google stores about your search

We log these searches just like we do for other web searches, but we’ll avoid personalizing your ads or search results based on health conditions you’ve searched for.

Delete any medical searches you’ve done

If you have Web History turned on, you can view and remove any searches at www.google.com/history.