The veterinary summaries of product characteristics (SPC) contain information essential for their use about the properties of the veterinary medicines. The veterinary SPCs are targeted at veterinary surgeons and may therefore contain terminology which requires veterinary expertise. The SPCs are published in Finnish; the use of Finnish key words in the search fields is therefore recommended.
The SPCs processed as part of the EU centralised marketing authorisation procedure are published by the European Medicines Agency, EMA. Fimea's service contains links to the documents on medicinal products (EPAR PI) on the EMA website. Drugs belonging to the centralised authorisation procedure can be searched in Fimea's service by using an alphabetical list or by entering the product name or ATC code.
The material being published is not necessarily complete or up-to-date due to the technical quality of files submitted to the Finnish Medicines Agency Fimea or earlier to the National Agency for Medicines and the delays in delivery. For this reason, Fimea cannot guarantee that the document on the Internet fully complies with the summary of product characteristics and package leaflet officially approved by a desicion for a marketing authorisation. Only the hard copies of the SPCs and the PLs, which are in accordance with the marketing authorisation, are conclusive.