Discontinue use if acute renal failure develops. Not recommended in hip fracture surgery. Increased risk of bleeding; spinal & epidural anaesth/lumbar puncture; MI. Patients at high surgical mortality risk & w/ intrinsic risk factors for thromboembolic events; DVT/PE patients w/ active cancer. Assess renal function prior to treatment & when declined renal function during treatment is suspected. Closely monitor patients w/ body wt <50 kg. Temporarily discontinue use at least 12 hr prior to acute surgery/intervention or at least 24 hr prior to invasive or surgical procedures. Not recommended in concomitant use w/ dronedarone. Concomitant use w/ desirudin, thrombolytic agents, GPIIb/IIIa receptor antagonists, ticlopidine, dextran, sulfinpyrazone, rivaroxaban, prasugrel, vit K antagonists, P-gp inhibitors, itraconazole, tacrolimus, cyclosporine, ritonavir, tipranavir, nelfinavir & saquinavir; ticagrelor; SSRIs or SNRIs; antiplatelet (including ASA & clopidogrel) & NSAID; strong P-gp inducer eg, rifampicin, St. John's wort or carbamazepine. Use of fibrinolytic agents in acute ischemic stroke. False +ve elevations in INR test. Not recommended in patients w/ elevated liver enzymes >2 x ULN. Moderate renal impairment. Women of childbearing potential. Not to be used during pregnancy. Discontinue use during lactation. Not recommended in childn <18 yr. Elderly >75 yr.