Make sure the doctor is also monitoring liver enzymes. This medication can raise liver enzymes, and one symptom of that is itchy skin.
The medication also lowers body temp, so if you do get a fever while on the med, it may not get as hot as it would without the med. You need to discuss this also with your doctor. If the doctor blows it off as not a problem, then consider a second opinion, because this med is nothing to fool around with (from personal experience).
Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication Allergies, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD (Lupus?), Osteoporosis, Anemia, T- & B-Cell Lymphopenia, malabsorption/malnutrition, ?Lyme Disease (Igenex Lab IgM WesternBlot positive), etc.
Meds: Pulmicort, Injectable Vitamin B12, Herbs, Nutritional Supplements, Homeopathy.