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Free OET Writing Sample Test with Answer Subtest Pharmacy #3


You are a pharmacist at Elmville General Hospital. An elderly patient who has undergone a hip replacement surgery is being discharged. You are writing a letter to her caregiver (her grandson) to ensure the medication regimen is followed when she returns home.


Name: Mrs. Edith Thompson

DOB: 15 December 1936

Allergies: None

Current Medication: On Admission:

  • Oxycodone (for pain relief): 10mg every 4-6 hours as needed

  • Warfarin (blood thinner): 5mg daily

  • Pantoprazole (for gastric protection): 40mg once daily

On Discharge:

  • Oxycodone (for pain relief): 10mg every 4-6 hours as needed

  • Warfarin (blood thinner): 5mg daily

  • Pantoprazole (for gastric protection): 40mg once daily

Drug Information: Adverse Drug Reactions:

  • Oxycodone: Drowsiness, constipation, nausea

  • Warfarin: Increased bleeding risk, easy bruising

  • Pantoprazole: Headache, diarrhea, abdominal pain

Social History: Mrs. Thompson lives alone but will be cared for by her grandson upon discharge. She is a non-smoker. She enjoys painting and listening to classical music.

Relevant History for Surgical Procedure: Height: 155cm; Weight: 65kg; BMI: 27.1 Non-smoker Previous history of hip osteoarthritis, managed with physiotherapy and pain relief medications Underwent hip replacement surgery on the left hip

Writing Task:

Write a letter to Mrs. Thompson's grandson, Mr. David Thompson, 7 Cedar Street, Elmville, outlining his grandmother's medication regimen, potential adverse effects, and when to seek medical advice. In your answer:

  • Expand the relevant notes into complete sentences.

  • Do not use note form.

  • Use letter format. The body of the letter should be approximately 180–200 words.

Mr. David Thompson

7 Cedar Street





Dear Mr. Thompson,


I'm writing to provide important information about your grandmother, Mrs. Edith Thompson's medication regimen as she is discharged from Elmville General Hospital after her hip replacement surgery.


Upon admission, Mrs. Thompson was prescribed Oxycodone for pain relief, to be taken as needed (10mg every 4-6 hours). Please be aware of potential side effects such as drowsiness, constipation, and nausea. She is also on Warfarin, a blood thinner (5mg daily), which may increase the risk of bleeding and easy bruising. Additionally, she takes Pantoprazole for gastric protection (40mg daily), which may lead to headaches, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.


As Mrs. Thompson goes home, please ensure she continues to take these medications as prescribed for her comfort and recovery.


If you notice any concerning symptoms or adverse effects, like unusual bleeding, excessive drowsiness, or severe abdominal discomfort, seek immediate medical advice.


Feel free to contact me if you have questions or need more information. Your grandmother's well-being is our priority during this transition.


Wishing Mrs. Thompson a smooth recovery.


Warm regards,


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