Sanofi-Aventis manufactures the medication Ambien. The brand name of the medication is zolpidem tartrate. It is used for short term treatment of insomnia. The company's headquarter's is located in Paris, France.
Many wonder what pharmaceutical company makes Ambien. In the US, Sanofi-Aventis, the French pharmaceutical giant, holds the patent on zolpidem (the ingredient of Ambien). The FDA has also authorized other manufacturers to make generic zolpidem.