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Hi Stig–I cannot answer your question about water fasting, but Zantac is not as intensive at blocking stomach acid as PPI’s like Nexium or Prilosec which eliminate almost all of your stomach acid. You might try Gaviscon Advance. I have to purchase it online as this formulation is not the same as the Gaviscon sold in the United States. The active ingredient is Sodium Alginate, which mixes with stomach acid and forms a foam barrier so acid cannot get into your esophagus for several hours. However, if you eat or drink anything, the foam barrier will be broken. It is a great medication to use at night for that reason. I prefer the liquid but you can also purchase tablets for on the road convenience. The U.S. version does not have nearly as much of the active ingredient, and contains aluminum.