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OET WRITING: Describing Routine Medications And Risk

oet writing Feb 25, 2020

Commonly accepted abbreviation

  • immediately - stat (latin: statim)
  • twice daily – BD, bd, b.i.d
  • three times daily - tds., t.i.d.
  • four times daily – qds, q.i.d. orally – p.o., po
  • at night– nocte
  • sublingual – s.l.; sl
  • subcutaneous – s.c., sc

Describing routine medications

Her current medications include / are ...
OR
She also uses ... (medication) for ... (symptom OR illness)


Mentioning effects or side effects of medication

(Patient name or He / She) has OR has not responded to.. (medication)
OR
(Symptom) was (not) relieved by (oral medication e.g. Zantac)

Her complaint usually settles with... (medication OR activity)

The medication caused significant ... (symptoms)


Mentioning risk factors

He has significant risk factors, such as...

OR

His (cardiovascular) risk factors include ... (e.g. smoking, obesity, family history of...)

OR

She has smoked 15 cigarettes a day for the past (time)

OR

Other risk factors include...
Please note that she is allergic to ... (penicillin)

OR

He/She has no known allergies



 

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