Why is pseudoephedrine used to make methamphetamine?

Methamphetamine can be produced relatively easily by combining household chemical ingredients with common over-the-counter cold medicines, such as pseudoephedrine. Since pseudoephedrine is an active ingredient found in many cold and allergy medicines available at local pharmacies, meth cooks have easy access to this key component needed to make methamphetamine.

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