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Free OET Writing Sample Test with Answer Subtest Pharmacy #10

Notes: You are a pharmacist at Mountainview Medical Center. An elderly patient who has recently undergone total hip replacement surgery is being discharged. You are writing a letter to her caregiver (her daughter) to ensure the medication regimen is followed when she returns home.


Name: Mrs. Patricia Turner

DOB: 25 September 1956

Allergies: None

Current Medication: On Admission:

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

  • Amlodipine (for hypertension): 5mg once daily

  • Omeprazole (for gastric protection): 20mg once daily

On Discharge:

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

  • Amlodipine (for hypertension): 5mg once daily

  • Omeprazole (for gastric protection): 20mg once daily

Drug Information: Adverse Drug Reactions:

  • Oxycodone: Drowsiness, constipation, nausea

  • Amlodipine: Hypotension, ankle swelling, dizziness

  • Omeprazole: Headache, diarrhea, abdominal pain

Social History: Mrs. Turner lives alone but will be cared for by her daughter upon discharge. She is a non-smoker. She enjoys gardening and playing the piano.

Relevant History for Surgical Procedure: Height: 162cm; Weight: 68kg; BMI: 26.0 Non-smoker Previous history of hip osteoarthritis, underwent total hip replacement surgery

Writing Task: 

Write a letter to Mrs. Turner's daughter, Ms. Jessica Turner, 7 Cedarwood Lane, Mountainview, outlining her mother'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.

Ms. Jessica Turner

7 Cedarwood Lane





Dear Ms. Turner,


I trust you are well. I am writing to provide you with important information concerning your mother, Mrs. Patricia Turner's medication regimen following her recent total hip replacement surgery at Mountainview Medical Center.

Upon her discharge, Mrs. Turner will continue her prescribed medications, which include Oxycodone (10mg every 4-6 hours as needed) for pain relief, Amlodipine (5mg once daily) to manage her hypertension, and Omeprazole (20mg once daily) for gastric protection.

It is crucial to be aware of potential adverse effects associated with these medications. Oxycodone may cause drowsiness, constipation, or nausea. Amlodipine may lead to hypotension, ankle swelling, or dizziness, and Omeprazole could result in headaches, diarrhea, or abdominal pain.

As your mother returns home, her adherence to this medication regimen is essential for her continued recovery and overall well-being. Should you observe any worrisome symptoms or adverse reactions, such as persistent drowsiness, severe swelling, or severe abdominal pain, I strongly recommend seeking prompt medical advice. Your dedication to your mother's care is truly commendable. If you have any inquiries or require further assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Wishing your mother a smooth and comfortable recovery.


Warm regards,


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