Conditions w/ increased risk of hemorrhage (eg, congenital or acquired bleeding disorders, active ulcerative GI disease, bacterial endocarditis; thrombocytopenia; platelet disorders; history of hemorrhagic stroke; severe uncontrolled HTN; recent brain, spinal, or ophthalmological surgery). Not recommended in hepatic disease associated w/ coagulopathy & clinically relevant bleeding risk & undergoing hip fracture surgery, prosthetic heart valves w/ or w/o atrial fibrillation; as an alternative to unfractionated heparin for initial treatment of patients w/ PE who present w/ hemodynamic instability or receive thrombolysis or pulmonary embolectomy; history of thrombosis who are diagnosed w/ antiphospholipid syndrome. Discontinue in severe hemorrhage, active bleeding, elective surgery or invasive procedures. Renal impairment (CrCl <15 mL/min) & patients undergoing dialysis. Mild to severe (not recommended) hepatic impairment. Concomitant use w/ strong CYP3A4 & P-gp inhibitors [eg, azole-antimycotics (ketoconazole, itraconazole, voriconazole & posaconazole), HIV PIs (ritonavir)] or inducers (eg, rifampin, phenytoin, carbamazepine, phenobarb or St. John's wort), antiplatelet agents, NSAIDs. Patients w/ atrial fibrillation & condition that warrants mono or dual antiplatelet therapy. Monitor for signs & symptoms of neurological impairment when neuraxial anesth is employed. Remove indwelling epidural or intrathecal catheters at least 5 hr prior to 1st dose of Eliquis. Pregnancy (not recommended) & lactation. Childn <18 yr.