Read the following information.

Free OET Writing Sample Test with Answer Subtest Pharmacy #4

Notes: You are a pharmacist at Pineville Regional Hospital. An elderly patient who has recently undergone gallbladder 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: 18 September 1956

Allergies: None

Current Medication: On Admission:

  • Tramadol (for pain relief): 50mg every 6 hours as needed

  • Atenolol (for hypertension): 50mg once daily

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

On Discharge:

  • Tramadol (for pain relief): 50mg every 6 hours as needed

  • Atenolol (for hypertension): 50mg once daily

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

Drug Information: Adverse Drug Reactions:

  • Tramadol: Drowsiness, constipation, nausea

  • Atenolol: Bradycardia, fatigue, 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 painting and reading mystery novels.

Relevant History for Surgical Procedure: Height: 160cm; Weight: 72kg; BMI: 28.1 Non-smoker Previous history of gallbladder issues, managed with dietary changes and medications Underwent gallbladder surgery

Writing Task:

Write a letter to Mrs. Turner's daughter, Ms. Jennifer Adams, 18 Maple Avenue, Pineville, 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. Jennifer Adams

18 Maple Avenue





Dear Ms. Adams,


I'm writing to provide information regarding your mother, Mrs. Patricia Turner's medication plan following her discharge from Pineville Regional Hospital after gallbladder surgery.

Mrs. Turner's current medications include Tramadol for pain relief (50mg every 6 hours as needed), Atenolol for hypertension (50mg daily), and Omeprazole for gastric protection (20mg daily). Please be aware that Tramadol may cause drowsiness, constipation, and nausea. Atenolol could lead to bradycardia, fatigue, and dizziness, while Omeprazole might result in headaches, diarrhea, or abdominal pain.

As she transitions home, it's essential that Mrs. Turner continues taking these medications as prescribed to ensure her comfort and recovery.

Should you observe any concerning symptoms or adverse effects, such as severe drowsiness, significant abdominal discomfort, or unusual heart rate changes, please seek immediate medical advice.

Feel free to reach out if you have questions or require additional information. Your mother's well-being is our priority during this recovery period.

Wishing Mrs. Turner a smooth and speedy recuperation.


Warm regards,


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