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Free OET Writing Sample Test with Answer Subtest Pharmacy #5

Notes: You are a pharmacist at Greenfield Medical Center. An elderly patient who has recently undergone knee replacement 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. Margaret Walker

DOB: 05 March 1952

Allergies: None

Current Medication: On Admission:

  • Percocet (for pain relief): 5/325mg every 4-6 hours as needed

  • Lisinopril (for hypertension): 10mg once daily

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

On Discharge:

  • Percocet (for pain relief): 5/325mg every 4-6 hours as needed

  • Lisinopril (for hypertension): 10mg once daily

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

Drug Information: Adverse Drug Reactions:

  • Percocet: Drowsiness, constipation, nausea

  • Lisinopril: Hypotension, cough, dizziness

  • Pantoprazole: Headache, diarrhea, abdominal pain

Social History: Mrs. Walker lives alone but will be cared for by her son upon discharge. She is a non-smoker. She enjoys knitting and listening to classical music.

Relevant History for Surgical Procedure: Height: 163cm; Weight: 75kg; BMI: 28.2 Non-smoker Previous history of knee osteoarthritis, managed with physiotherapy and pain relief medications Underwent knee replacement surgery

Writing Task:

Write a letter to Mrs. Walker's son, Mr. John Walker, 12 Elmwood Lane, Greenfield, 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. John Walker

12 Elmwood Lane





Dear Mr. Walker,


I am writing to provide you with information regarding your mother, Mrs. Margaret Walker's medication plan following her recent knee replacement surgery at Greenfield Medical Center.

Currently, Mrs. Walker is prescribed Percocet for pain relief (5/325mg every 4-6 hours as needed), Lisinopril for hypertension (10mg daily), and Pantoprazole for gastric protection (40mg daily). Please be aware that Percocet may induce drowsiness, constipation, or nausea. Lisinopril could lead to hypotension, a cough, or dizziness, while Pantoprazole might result in headaches, diarrhea, or abdominal pain.

As Mrs. Walker returns home, it's vital that she adheres to this medication regimen to ensure her comfort and recovery. Should you observe any worrisome 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. Walker's well-being is our priority during her post-surgery phase.

Wishing your mother a smooth and speedy recuperation.


Warm regards,


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