Melons OET Writing involves 4 steps. They are:
As a pharmacist, you too can follow these steps and complete your letter 95% accurately.
Here is a sample pharmacy letter:
8 August 2018
Mrs Holly Kerr
3 Rose Avenue
Dear Mrs Kerr,
Subject: Regarding your mother’s further medication
Your mother, Mrs Alice Ramsey, is being transferred into your care following her operation and it is important that you ensure her medicines are taken correctly. This letter lists her current medications and advises what you should do if you notice side effects.
- Medication + is
- Medicines + are
On admission, she was using Zantac, twice daily to control her acid reflux, and cholesterol-lowering medication, Lipitor, in the morning on an empty stomach. These medicines are to be continued as before.
During hospitalization, several additional medications were prescribed. Panadeine Forte is to be used for pain relief as required, but not more frequently than four-hourly. It can cause stomach pain, constipation, nausea and vomiting, in addition to drowsiness. To prevent constipation, she should take Durolax at night when using Panadeine Forte. To counteract nausea, Maxolon can be taken up to three times daily as needed.
Fragmin, a blood-thinning medication, will prevent clot formation from the surgery or immobility. This medication needs to be given by injection under the skin. Your mother has been shown how to do this.
Continue this medication until your mother is mobile, and if any bleeding or bruising occurs seek medical advice.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
- In an OET Pharmacy letter, mention only medicine-related information.
- Do not mention any information that the recipient already knows.
- Since the recipients are mostly non-medics, use a plain, simple language.