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Free OET Writing Sample Test with Answer Subtest Pharmacy #9

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


Name: Mrs. Dorothy Clark

DOB: 10 April 1950

Allergies: None

Current Medication: On Admission:

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

  • Metamucil (for constipation): 1 teaspoon once daily

  • Ceftriaxone (as antibiotic): 1g once daily

On Discharge:

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

  • Metamucil (for constipation): 1 teaspoon once daily

  • Ceftriaxone (as antibiotic): 1g once daily

Drug Information: Adverse Drug Reactions:

  • Oxycodone: Drowsiness, constipation, nausea

  • Metamucil: Abdominal cramps, bloating, diarrhea

  • Ceftriaxone: Diarrhea, abdominal pain, rash

Social History: Mrs. Clark lives alone but will be cared for by her son upon discharge. She is a non-smoker. She enjoys painting and bird watching.

Relevant History for Surgical Procedure: Height: 165cm; Weight: 72kg; BMI: 26.5 Non-smoker Previous history of gallbladder issues, underwent gallbladder surgery

Writing Task:

Write a letter to Mrs. Clark's son, Mr. Richard Clark, 15 Pinecrest Road, Sunset, outlining his 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.

Mr. Richard Clark

15 Pinecrest Road





Dear Mr. Clark,


I hope this letter finds you in good health. I am writing to provide you with vital information regarding your mother, Mrs. Dorothy Clark's medication regimen following her recent gallbladder surgery at Sunset Regional Hospital.

Upon her discharge, Mrs. Clark will continue her medication regimen, which consists of Oxycodone (10mg every 4-6 hours as needed) for pain relief, Metamucil (1 teaspoon once daily) for constipation, and Ceftriaxone (1g once daily) as an antibiotic.

It is essential to be aware of potential adverse effects associated with these medications. Oxycodone may lead to drowsiness, constipation, or nausea. Metamucil could cause abdominal cramps, bloating, or diarrhea, while Ceftriaxone may result in diarrhea, abdominal pain, or a rash.

As your mother returns home, her adherence to this medication regimen is crucial for her continued recovery and well-being. Should you observe any concerning symptoms or adverse reactions, such as persistent drowsiness, severe abdominal cramps, or a significant rash, please seek immediate medical advice. Your commitment to your mother's care is truly admirable. If you have any questions 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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