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 access this information you will be required to have registered and be logged in to an emc account:

  • Once logged in, from the SmPC or PIL page, click the 'View changes' link on the right hand side
  • From the Latest Updates page, you will see a list of which sections have changed, to view the full changes, click the 'Document history' link

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.