To view the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL), find the PIL on the eMC and then click on the medicine name to take you to the PIL display page.  Then click on the big green box on the left-hand side called 'View Patient Information Leaflet'. A PDF version of the PIL should then open in a new window.


During the publishing process, we check that all PILs will open and will display correctly.  If the PIL doesn't open:

  • Sometimes the files are large and so give the file time to download and open
  • Your internet connection may be too slow to download the file
  • Ensure that you have a PDF viewer installed. If not, Download Acrobat Reader


If you still can't view the PIL, on the PIL display page, use the grey box option to 'Email this PIL'.  Once you have registered your details and logged on, you can email the PIL to yourself for printing.