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Sudocrem - Is there a generic alternative ??

Postby Graham » 5 Nov 2015, 8:42am

My 15-year old tub is running out now. Having looked at the cost of buying a new one, I'm checking here to seek a generic alternative.

My model here, is a similar situation with E45 cream. The Tesco alternative is much cheaper and appears to do the same job to my satisfaction.
Aldi also do a cheap alternative.

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Re: Sudocrem - Is there a generic alternative ??

Postby beardy » 5 Nov 2015, 9:07am

Conotrane is probably what you are looking for. I dont know if it is the same as the Assos cream but it worked well enough for me that I felt no need to look further. If you like the smell of geraniums.

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Re: Sudocrem - Is there a generic alternative ??

Postby pedalsheep » 5 Nov 2015, 9:16am

Aldi were doing Sudocrem at £1.99 a tub.
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Re: Sudocrem - Is there a generic alternative ??

Postby freeflow » 5 Nov 2015, 9:39am

Look for zinc and castor oil cream

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Re: Sudocrem - Is there a generic alternative ??

Postby pete75 » 5 Nov 2015, 9:58am

If Sudocrem works for you stick(!) to it. A big 400g tub is £6.09 and if it lasts you 15 years costs very little indeed.

E45 is the generic name for the stuff and loads of people sell it. If you want a really low cost version buy a tub of udder cream - it's the same stuff.

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Re: Sudocrem - Is there a generic alternative ??

Postby beardy » 5 Nov 2015, 10:45am

They are all types of "Aqueous cream" but they do have differences.

Conotrane contains 22% w/w of Dimeticone which I think acts as a barrier and as a lubricant to prevent abrasion sores. Combined with some anti-septic benzalkonium chloride.

http://www.drfranklipman.com/the-truth- ... methicone/

it also has geranium scent in it.

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Re: Sudocrem - Is there a generic alternative ??

Postby Graham » 5 Nov 2015, 10:58am

Thanks very much for your suggestions which will help to placate my miserly instincts. :mrgreen:
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Re: Sudocrem - Is there a generic alternative ??

Postby Vorpal » 5 Nov 2015, 11:04am

Sudocrem, E45 and Aqueous cream are all different things. E45 and Aqueous cream are similar. Sudocrem has a different composition, and neither E45 or Aqueous cream are good substitutes for it.

Any nappy cream with zinc oxide in it should serve the same purpose. Most supermarkets have an own brand that is less expensive than Sudocrem.
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Re: Sudocrem - Is there a generic alternative ??

Postby LollyKat » 5 Nov 2015, 11:07am

beardy wrote:Conotrane contains 22% w/w of Dimeticone which I think acts as a barrier and as a lubricant to prevent abrasion sores. Combined with some anti-septic benzalkonium chloride.

I have never found Conotrane for sale over the counter. Tesco's are supposed to sell it, I think, but none of my local branches have it. I'd like to try it as it has been recommended by many.

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Re: Sudocrem - Is there a generic alternative ??

Postby beardy » 5 Nov 2015, 11:09am

You have to ask for it at the pharmacy counter. Boots certainly have it and I have heard of Tescos having it in the pharmacy section but mine didnt.

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Re: Sudocrem - Is there a generic alternative ??

Postby pwa » 5 Nov 2015, 11:11am

I'd say if Sudocrem is what has worked for you in 15 years of testing, why risk trying a substitute just to save a couple of quid? Spoil yourself and get what you know you like.

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Re: Sudocrem - Is there a generic alternative ??

Postby beardy » 5 Nov 2015, 11:15am

On the other hand, Conotrane may well be better than Sudocream.

You could end up sitting prettier (pun intended) and if not smelling of roses, at least smelling of geraniums. :lol:

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Re: Sudocrem - Is there a generic alternative ??

Postby ian peacock » 5 Nov 2015, 11:58am

In this year's 12 hour championship, and in the lead-up, I used "Bottom Butter" on my important places. I would thoroughly recommend it as an anti-chaffing agent. I bought it from Boots. ( I covered 224 miles and was the best in the over 60's category).
Incidentally, I used to buy my Lucozade in Boots, but it kept coming out of the lace-holes. Ian

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Re: Sudocrem - Is there a generic alternative ??

Postby pwa » 5 Nov 2015, 12:52pm

ian peacock wrote:In this year's 12 hour championship, and in the lead-up, I used "Bottom Butter" on my important places. I would thoroughly recommend it as an anti-chaffing agent. I bought it from Boots. ( I covered 224 miles and was the best in the over 60's category).
Incidentally, I used to buy my Lucozade in Boots, but it kept coming out of the lace-holes. Ian


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Re: Sudocrem - Is there a generic alternative ??

Postby Neilo » 5 Nov 2015, 1:02pm

You can have a dip in my tub of Sudocrem, but, you can only use one finger, once. :lol:
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