Read the following information.

Free OET Writing Sample Test with Answer Subtest Pharmacy #8

Notes: You are a pharmacist at Riverside Medical Center. An elderly patient who has recently undergone an appendectomy 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. Helen Turner

DOB: 30 December 1958

Allergies: None

Current Medication: On Admission:

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

  • Metoclopramide (for nausea): 10mg three times daily

  • Cefuroxime (as antibiotic): 500mg twice daily

On Discharge:

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

  • Metoclopramide (for nausea): 10mg three times daily

  • Cefuroxime (as antibiotic): 500mg twice daily

Drug Information: Adverse Drug Reactions:

  • Oxycodone: Drowsiness, constipation, nausea

  • Metoclopramide: Drowsiness, diarrhea, restlessness

  • Cefuroxime: Diarrhea, abdominal pain, rash

Social History: Mrs. Turner lives alone but will be cared for by her daughter upon discharge. She is a non-smoker. She enjoys reading and playing chess.

Relevant History for Surgical Procedure: Height: 163cm; Weight: 70kg; BMI: 26.3 Non-smoker Previous history of appendicitis, underwent appendectomy surgery

Writing Task:

Write a letter to Mrs. Turner's daughter, Ms. Susan Turner, 8 Willow Avenue, Riverside, 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. Susan Turner

8 Willow Avenue





Dear Ms. Turner,


I trust this letter finds you well. I am writing to provide you with crucial information concerning your mother, Mrs. Helen Turner's medication regimen after her recent appendectomy surgery at Riverside Medical Center.

Upon her discharge, Mrs. Turner will continue her medication regimen, which includes Oxycodone (10mg every 4-6 hours as needed) for pain relief, Metoclopramide (10mg three times daily) for nausea, and Cefuroxime (500mg twice daily) as an antibiotic. It's essential to be aware of potential adverse effects, such as drowsiness, constipation, and nausea associated with Oxycodone. Metoclopramide may cause drowsiness, diarrhea, or restlessness, while Cefuroxime could lead to diarrhea, abdominal pain, or a rash.

As your mother transitions back home, her adherence to this medication regimen is crucial for her continued recovery. Should you notice any concerning symptoms or adverse reactions, such as severe drowsiness, persistent diarrhea, or a significant rash, please seek prompt medical advice. Your dedication to your mother's well-being is commendable. If you have any questions or require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Wishing your mother a swift and comfortable recovery.


Warm regards,


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