Your next patient is Mrs Collins, a 79 year old female, who was discharged from hospital yesterday after a lengthy admission with a neck of femur fracture and urosepsis. Whilst in hospital she was advised that she needed to take some medication to reduce her fracture risk should she fall again. Prior to this admission, Mrs Collins had never been admitted to hospital, she lives alone and is independent of activities of daily living.
You review her medical and drug history and decide a Bisphosphonate is appropriate. Which of the following statements regarding this medication is least correct?