Thank you for the speedy answer. I've been out of town for a few day's. And since I am an old man, your answer will persuade me to continue on the Norco 10. as it gives me much relief and even raises my energy level. My Part D program does not pay for the high cost biologics that are on the market such as Humira and Embrel.
Though there is little harm, the medication would just control the pain without any effect on the inflammatory process of RA. Lately there have been newer medications introduced in the market for RA, that have increased efficacy and relatively fewer side effects. I would suggest discussing a possible change in the medication with your treating rheumatologist.
Hope this is helpful.