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Developed especially for patients, caregivers, and families, this version of the Merck Manual medical information app is created just for you. Now with many new features and enhancements, the Merck Manual Consumer app is written in everyday language. This Consumer Version provides clear, practical explanations for thousands of medical disorders, including symptoms and what doctors do to diagnose and treat medical conditions.

The trusted Merck Manual Consumer medical information app for on-the-go reference offers:
• Health and medical information written and updated regularly by more than 350 medical experts
• Topics searchable by symptom, diagnosis or treatment, all written in easy-to-understand language
• Photos and Illustrations on thousands of disorders and diseases
• Animations that visually demonstrate diseases and treatments
• Interactive Quizzes* to test knowledge on health topics--scores can be posted on Twitter
• Drug and Medicine Information Guide* including:
- Drug Interactions
- Pill Identifier
- Medications and over-the-counter drugs
• Medical News and Commentary* covering the most current and important health topics
• Editorials* written by top medical experts
• Self-assessments* to check your health and fitness levels

*Internet access needed.

About Merck Manuals
Our mission is simple:
We believe that health information is a universal right and that every person is entitled to accurate, accessible and usable medical information. We have a responsibility to protect, preserve and share the best current medical information to enable more informed decisions, enhance relationships between patients and professionals, and improve health care outcomes around the world.
That’s why we are making the Merck Manuals available for free in digital form to professionals and patients around the world. No registration or subscription required, and no ads.

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This mobile application is intended for use in the United States, its territories, Puerto Rico, and Canada only.

For more information please read the End User License Agreement at

For more information about our privacy practices, please see our privacy commitment at

To report an adverse event with a specific Merck product, please call the Merck National Service Center at 1-800-672-6372.

For questions or help with the app, please contact

What’s New

Version 2.6

Two download options now available: With or without images downloaded to your device.
Download the full app with medical content AND all images.
New “slim” download space-saving option downloads only medical content without downloading images. Images will be available online.
Lab Tests Online: learn all about medical laboratory tests.
Thumbnails for all downloaded videos.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

BBB888 ,

Look no further. This IS the Medical Reference App to buy. Period.

The Merck Manual Home Edition should be on everyone's bookshelf! It explains all diseases and medical information in simple and easy to understand terms. This is a great reference for everyone. I have used the Merck Manual Home Edition for many years. I am so happy to see that someone FINALLY decided to make this available not the iPhone!

*Explore the Index contents
*Browse by Sections
*Injuries and Emergencies section, teaches you How To and what to do in emergencies (choking, frostbite etc.) With Photos.
*Global Search by key words
*History, tracking to review the sections you have already read
*Favorites, to bookmark the sections that are important to you.
*Random bottom to take you to random sections of the book

This application has everything you need. And more importantly it is fast.

If you are looking of a medical reference, look no further. This is the one to get!

Bloganthropy ,

My go-to medical app!

I'm a mom as well as a caregiver for my parents. This app makes it easier for me to research medical questions and to learn more about surgical procedures and treatment plans recommended by doctors. I always use it to prepare a list of questions before important medical appointments, and it's been really helpful. I also use it to check symptoms, which helps me decide whether or not to call a doctor, go to the ER or watch/wait at home.

I really LOVE that it is completely free of advertising. So many other medical apps/websites are cluttered with ads and/or force you to click so many times just to read one article. This has no annoying pop-up ads and no barriers to finding the information I want.

BlogbyDonna ,

Medical information at this mom's fingertips

I love how easy it is to use the Merck Manual app. Having the Merck Manual on my phone provides me peace of mind because I can have medical information in my hands, even when there’s no internet or cell service. If you’re a mom, Merck Manual is a must. Not only can I search symptoms, injuries, or emergencies, but I can go to the doctor better prepared thanks to the Merck Manual Consumer app.


Merck & Co Inc
31.2 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
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