1754908 tn?1312400362

RA Drugs

I was diagnosed with RA in 2001.  I seem to have side effects with all the treatments my RA doctor has provided.  I am allergic to methotrexate.  I have problems with prednisone as well.  I stopped taking all RA drugs two years ago but try to get by with over the counter meds.  I recently discovered Norco 10/325 and it really helps although it is a narcotic.  My question is this.  How much damage could I do taking only one pill (Norco) per day.  Just one pill really helps me.  Thanks.
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1754908 tn?1312400362
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.  
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1711789 tn?1361308007
Hi there!

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.

Take care!
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