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Free OET Writing Sample Test with Answer Subtest Pharmacy #6

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


Name: Mrs. Eleanor Foster

DOB: 14 November 1953 

Current Medication: On Admission:

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

  • Losartan (for hypertension): 50mg once daily

  • Lansoprazole (for gastric protection): 30mg once daily

On Discharge:

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

  • Losartan (for hypertension): 50mg once daily

  • Lansoprazole (for gastric protection): 30mg once daily

Drug Information: Adverse Drug Reactions:

  • Oxycodone: Drowsiness, constipation, nausea

  • Losartan: Hypotension, cough, dizziness

  • Lansoprazole: Headache, diarrhea, abdominal pain

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

Relevant History for Surgical Procedure: Height: 165cm; Weight: 68kg; BMI: 25.0 Non-smoker Previous history of hip osteoarthritis, managed with pain relief medications Underwent hip replacement surgery

Writing Task: 

Write a letter to Mrs. Foster's niece, Ms. Sarah Turner, 22 Maple Street, Oakwood, outlining her aunt'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. Sarah Turner

22 Maple Street





Dear Ms. Turner,


I am writing to provide you with information regarding your aunt, Mrs. Eleanor Foster's medication plan following her recent hip replacement surgery at Oakwood General Hospital.

At present, Mrs. Foster is prescribed Oxycodone for pain relief (10mg every 4-6 hours as needed), Losartan for hypertension (50mg daily), and Lansoprazole for gastric protection (30mg daily). Please be aware that Oxycodone may induce drowsiness, constipation, or nausea. Losartan could lead to hypotension, a cough, or dizziness, while Lansoprazole might result in headaches, diarrhea, or abdominal pain.

As Mrs. Foster returns home, it is essential that she adheres to this medication regimen to ensure her comfort and recovery. If you notice any concerning symptoms or adverse effects, such as severe drowsiness, a persistent cough, or a significant drop in blood pressure, please seek immediate medical advice. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or require further assistance. Mrs. Foster's well-being is our priority during her post-surgery phase.

Wishing your aunt a smooth and speedy recuperation.


Warm regards,


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