More and more people are now turning to Google to search for the latest medications for countless diseases and health problems. Google knows it, that is why it is now improving its search results page by adding key facts to medications. Beginning today and in the following weeks, users will be able to view key facts to medications including side effects, related medications, and links to in-depth resources, right from the search results page.
As you can see in the photo above, a query for Naproxen on Google will display its use as well as its side effects and proper usage. Google will also include brand names of the particular drug, drug classes, and similar drugs being searched by other people. Google says that the data that they are using is coming from the U.S. FDA, the National Library of Medicine, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
“It’s part of the Knowledge Graph – our project to map out billions of real-world things, from famous artists to roller coasters to planets (and now medications). We hope you find this useful, but remember that these results do not act as medical advice,” said Aaron Brown, Senior Product Manager for Search at Google.