Omeprazole: New look, same medicine

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The capsule colour and packaging for omeprazole are changing. They are still made by the same company and the formulation remains the same.

1 August 2021: New look Omeprazole Actavis 

Teva Pharma (New Zealand) Ltd has advised that the capsules and bottles for Omeprazole Actavis 10 mg and 20 mg are changing. Omeprazole Actavis 40 mg capsules remain the same, but the bottles will have a new look. 

This page has been developed from information supplied by Teva.

The formulation remains the same. It's still made by the same company. The new look also retains a colour and size difference between the 10 mg and 20 mg presentations, for easy identification.

New look omeprazole will start from 1 August 2021, when Omeprazole Actavis goes sole supply status. 

Omeprazole Actavis 10shows 2 caps side by side

The current capsule is:

  • opaque white
  • size 3 
  • printed with "OM" and "10" in black ink

The new capsule is:

  • opaque yellow 
  • size 3 
  • not printed

Omeprazole Actavis 20shows 2 caps side by side

The current capsule is:

  • opaque white
  • size 2 
  • printed with "OM" and "20" in black ink

The new capsule is:

  • opaque white 
  • size 2 
  • not printed

Who to contact

If you have questions about this change, we suggest you talk to Teva first:

If Teva cannot resolve your question, email enquiry@pharmac.govt.nz