The package leaflet
The package leaflet informs the user about the medicine and its correct use.
It is based on the summary of product characteristics that the pharmaceutical company has written for health care professionals. The Finnish Medicines Agency Fimea approves the summary of product characteristics and package leaflet during the process of granting a marketing authorisation and registration for a medicinal preparation.
Different pharmaceutical companies may emphasise different things, so even if the active ingredient is the same, the package leaflet might contain slightly different information about the medicine. However, the information must be based on research, so a package leaflet can be considered a reliable source of basic information.
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print package leaflets. It can be downloaded from the Adobe home page.