Trusted and accessible medicine information

Finding a reliable source of medicine information online is crucial to pharma, healthcare and the general public. With new medicines on the market and updates to safety documents happening every day, it can be challenging to find all the required information on a drug in one place.

emc (electronic medicines compendium) contains up-to-date, accessible information about medicines licensed for use in the UK. The emc website currently lists over 9,000 medicines published by more than 320 pharmaceutical companies, all of which have been checked and approved by the UK or European government agencies that license medicines.

A trusted resource for healthcare professionals

emc is the resource most trusted by medical professionals to provide accessible, up-to-date, regulated medicine information, including the Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC), Patient Information Leaflet (PIL), and Risk Minimisation Materials (RMMs).

Improved accessibility

All patients must have access to vital medicine safety information. we support the industry requirement to provide you with medicine information in accessible formats, such as large print, Braille and audio.

Comprehensive resource

Ensure that your knowledge of a medicine is up to date with the latest safety material. Including in the data are interactions and adverse effects, strengths available, medicines appropriateness during pregnancy, manufacturer’s contact details, and much more.


Research shows that HCPs find commercial sites difficult to navigate. Much thought has gone into emc's design to ensure the user journey is as smooth and intuitive as possible. 

Trustworthy source

HCPs prefer a non-biased source of compliant medicine information over commercial websites. emc provides you with a trustworthy, non-promotional source for this information. 

Access the most comprehensive medicine information database in the UK

Reliable information for patients about their medicines

The internet can be a great place to find more information about your medicines. However, when it comes to health, finding trusted sources online can be difficult. The emc website contains the latest medicines information approved by the regulators.

Accessible formats

Patients have access to information in digital and accessible formats, allowing for a better understanding of your medicines.

Reliable Information

Patients can rely on the quality of the information on emc as this comes directly from the pharmaceutical manufacturer.

Know more about your medicine

Find detailed information about your medicines, such as its ingredients, side effects, how a newly prescribed medicine may react with existing medications or what to do if you miss a dose.

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HCPs continue to go back to their most trusted source of medicines information, emc. The medicines information resource has grown globally while becoming pivotal for driving informed prescribing decisions and improving patient outcomes.

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The electronic medicines compendium (emc) contains up to date, accessible information about medicines licensed for use in the UK. Hosting 10,000 medicines, all of which have been checked and approved by either MHRA or EMA, emc provides accurate information to healthcare professionals and patients.

emc contains the latest regulatory documents about medicines marketed in the UK, such as Summaries of Product Characteristics (known as SPCs or SmPCs), Patient Information Leaflets (known as PILs, Package Leaflets or PLs), Risk Minimisation Materials (RMMs), letters to healthcare professionals (DHPCs), live chat, audio, video, safety alerts and other approved product information.

Information is published on emc directly from the pharmaceutical company marketing those medicines in the UK after it has been approved by the health regulator.

Healthcare professions use emc every day to find information about medicines, such as side effects, interactions, ingredients, and much more. emc users can rely on emc to provide the latest information about UK medicines published directly by Pharma companies, all in one single place.

We strive to publish all accurate and relevant medicine information available in the UK. If you can’t find a medicine on emc, contact the drug manufacturer and let them know which medicine document you would like to see on emc.

When there is new information about a medicine, or when a new medicine is launched, pharma are required to update their safety information in a timely manner, as soon as it is approved by the regulator. You can view the latest medicine updates on the emc website for the most up to date information available.

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Taking a dive into how HCPs source their medicines information

Explore the annual emc user survey and discover key insights on HCPs' and patients' experiences and challenges with accessing medicine information.

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New service on emc

Datapharm pairs up with MILE to provide self-service SRDs

Datapharm and MILe are piloting a new service which enables HCPs to answer frequently asked questions which may not be covered directly within the SmPC or other frequently published medicine information resources.

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