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The basic ingredient in Meth is Ephedrine or Psuedoephedrine typically found in cold medicines. If you are a retailer and someone buys large quantities of cold medicines or these chemicals, please contact the authorities.

Ephedrine or Pseudoephedrine

The primary ingredient used to make Meth is either Ephedrine or Psuedoephedrine. These ingredients are found in cold and allergy medicines.

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There are several methods of manufacturing Methamphetamine and for obvious reasons they are not explained here. Each method uses a variety of chemicals that can be bought at your local hardware store.

Some of the common chemicals used are:

  • Acetone
  • Anhydrous Ammonia
  • Ethyl Alcohol
  • Ethyl Ether
  • Hydrochloric Acid
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Hypophosphorous Acid
  • Iodine
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Lithium Metal
  • Methyl Alcohol
  • Mineral Spirits
  • Naptha
  • Petroleum Distillate
  • Red Phosphorus
  • Salt
  • Sodium Hydroxide
  • Sulfuric Acid
  • Toluene
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