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How Methamphetamine is Made
Chemicals commonly used in the making of Meth:
  • Ephedrine (Cold Tablets)
  • Pseudoephedrine (Cold Tablets)
  • Acetone
  • Alcohol (Isopropyl or Rubbing)
  • Toluene (Brake Cleaner)
  • Ether (Engine Starter)
  • Sulfuric Acid (Drain Cleaner)
  • Methanol / Alcohol (Gasoline Additives)
  • Salt (Table/Rock)
  • Lithium (Batteries)
  • Anhydrous Ammonia (Farm Fertilizer)
  • Sodium Hydroxide (Lye)
  • Red Phosphorus (Matches/Road Flares)
  • Muriatic Acid
  • Iodine (Teat Dip or Flakes/Crystal)
  • Trichloroethane (Dun Scrubber)
  • Sodium Metal

Producing Methamphetamine

The process of producing methamphetamine is called "cooking." Many of the chemicals are caustic or corrosive, and potentially flammable and/or explosive. During the cooking phase, a gas called phosphene is created, which is potentially fatal if inhaled. MSM is also used in meth production, however, it is used as a cutting agent. MSM is easily obtained from most any pet store or store that sells pet foods and supplies.