If the pharmaceutical company has updated a Summary of Characteristics (SmPC) or Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) on the eMC, they will provide information explaining what has changed.  This information is shown on the document history/change page for each document. To find this information:

  • From the search results page, click on the clock icon next to the medicine name
  • From the SmPC or PIL display page, just under the product name, click the link to 'view changes'


For SmPCs, you can see which sections have changed and a detailed description of the change, provided by the pharmaceutical company. For PILs, you can just see which sections have changed.