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which is worse for some one with asthma/copd-klonopin or ativan--taken in moderation?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Chemically there : Would not be a significant difference. What would be needed for comparison would be dosages. If you provide dosages then the one with the highest equivalent dose would have the potential to suppress your breathing the greatest.

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