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Medical English Exercise | Topic: ESL for Pharmacy/Pharmacists 1

Whether you're a pharmacist, work in a pharmacy/drugstore, or a customer, this exercise will make communication easier by teaching you the right vocabulary. Although it's meant for ESL students, it'll be useful to anyone who wants to practice this specialized vocabulary.

(Choose the best response for each one)

1. I have to __________________________ my prescription. ( = get a second/subsequent filling )

2. I'm sorry, we're temporarily __________________________ that antibiotic. ( = we don't have any more)
  out of
  away from

3. Nausea is a common __________________________ of these pills.
  side condition
  secondary affectation
  side effect

4. Make sure you take this __________________________ with plenty of water.

5. Don't take these on __________________________. Take them with a meal.
  empty stomach
  a stomach that's empty
  an empty stomach

6. We always __________________________ ( = verify) with your doctor before filling your prescription.
  check out
  check in

7. You might __________________________ ( = feel) some dizziness.

8. This is the best cold medicine __________________________. ( = that's available)
  on demand
  on the market
  on a scale of one to ten

9. Its benefits __________________________ its risks. ( = it has more benefits than risks)
  weight more than
  are heavier than

10. Let's see if we can find you a low-cost __________________________. ( = substitute)

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