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Free OET Writing Sample Test with Answer Subtest Pharmacy #7

Notes: You are a pharmacist at Mapleview Regional Hospital. An elderly patient who has recently undergone heart bypass 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. Barbara Mitchell

DOB: 20 July 1947

Allergies: None

Current Medication: On Admission:

  • Clopidogrel (as antiplatelet): 75mg once daily

  • Metoprolol (for hypertension): 50mg twice daily

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

On Discharge:

  • Clopidogrel (as antiplatelet): 75mg once daily

  • Metoprolol (for hypertension): 50mg twice daily

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

Drug Information: Adverse Drug Reactions:

  • Clopidogrel: Bleeding risk, diarrhea, abdominal pain

  • Metoprolol: Bradycardia, fatigue, dizziness

  • Pantoprazole: Headache, diarrhea, abdominal pain

Social History: Mrs. Mitchell lives alone but will be cared for by her son upon discharge. She is a non-smoker. She enjoys gardening and knitting.

Relevant History for Surgical Procedure: Height: 158cm; Weight: 65kg; BMI: 26.0 Non-smoker Previous history of coronary artery disease, managed with medications Underwent heart bypass surgery

Writing Task:

Write a letter to Mrs. Mitchell's son, Mr. James Mitchell, 10 Cedar Lane, Mapleview, 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. James Mitchell

10 Cedar Lane





Dear Mr. Mitchell,


I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing to provide you with essential information regarding your mother, Mrs. Barbara Mitchell's medication plan following her recent heart bypass surgery at Mapleview Regional Hospital.

Upon discharge, Mrs. Mitchell's medication regimen includes Clopidogrel (75mg once daily) as an antiplatelet, Metoprolol (50mg twice daily) for hypertension management, and Pantoprazole (40mg once daily) for gastric protection. It's crucial to be aware of potential adverse effects, such as increased bleeding risk, diarrhea, and abdominal pain associated with Clopidogrel, as well as possible side effects of Metoprolol, including bradycardia, fatigue, and dizziness. Pantoprazole may lead to headaches, diarrhea, or abdominal pain.

As your mother transitions home, it is essential that she adheres to this medication regimen to support her recovery and overall well-being. Should you observe any concerning symptoms or adverse reactions, such as excessive bleeding, severe dizziness, or persistent abdominal pain, please do not hesitate to seek immediate medical advice. Your vigilance in ensuring your mother's health is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions or require further assistance, please feel free to reach out to me.


Wishing your mother a smooth and swift recuperation.


Warm regards,


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